The Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival 2021 is being hosted by Awarua Rūnaka at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Awarua.
Haere mai, nau mai, tauti mai! Everyone is welcome.
This year’s theme, wai, acknowledges the importance of freshwater to our iwi and te ao tūroa.
There will be a pōwhiri at 10.00am followed by kōrero from speakers covering a range of topics related to the festival kaupapa. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. There will be a virtual reality marae experience, an ANZAC exhibition, and ‘Ata Whenua’, an unforgettable journey through Fiordland, one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth, narrated by Tā Tipene O’Regan, among other attractions. The day is expected to wind down around 4.00pm.
If you are unable to attend, a video highlights package will be available on the website following the event.
Hei reira e hika mā!
Full programme for the day
|BY 9.45am||Gather at marae gates|
|11:00am||Opening remarks Michael Stevens|
|11:30am||MC welcome and event schedule|
|11:35am||A Long Time Coming panel discussion with Dr Martin Fisher, Dr Te Maire Tau, Emeritus Professor David Williams, and Tā Tipene O’Regan|
|12:00pm||Freshwater presentation by Te Maire Tau, Te Kura Taka Pini|
|13:25pm||MC remarks to regather attendees|
|13:30pm||Keynote addresses from Commodore Melissa Ross, on behalf of the Governor General of New Zealand, and Michael Stevens, Awarua Rūnanga|
|14:30pm||Section 4 presentation by James Brown, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki|
|15:00pm||Regenerate Murihiku discussion with Tā Tipene O’Regan, Terry Nicholas, Michael Skerrett, Aimee Kaio|
|15:35pm||Bus trip to Waituna Lagoon (optional)|